Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Missing Link Between Elliptical and Spiral Galaxies



Dramatically backlit dust in giant galaxy. (Via Universe Today)

The NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of NGC 7049, a mysterious looking galaxy on the border between spiral and elliptical galaxies.
My response was, "It’s no mystery if you have any clue who Fred Hoyle, Halton Arp, and Jayant Narlikar are.

Quasars, aka baby galaxies, are born and ejected from the active nuclei of Seyfert galaxies.

The quasars grow into elliptical galaxies and as their intrinsic redshift diminishes, the elliptical galaxies become spiral plasmoids."

To which I added a trolling "Duh." ... =)

2 comments:

Quantum_Flux said...

Cool.

Anaconda said...

Welcome back.

While we've had our differences (sharp differences at times), I appreciate your input.

Empiricism is the best way forward for those that reject dogmatism in whatever field of thought.

If we are truly to know our world (and Universe) observation & measurement is the key to advancement.

With best regards to your own individual quest to understand the world:-)